Old fence

Cunningham's Gap (near the Helipad).

An excellent day of 4wd'ing, socialising and photography was had yesterday with a bunch of people from AP and flickr.

Our first photographic stop was on the side of the approach to Cunningham's Gap. This is a fantastic spot and changes with weather and time-of-day.

I have a bit of a penchant for old fences and thus couldn't pass this one up.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 26th February 2011, This photo: 7:46am


  • Xenedis said:
    Classic country-style landscape. Nicely done.
    As for your penchant for old fences, I cannot recall having ever seen an image of an old fence from you. :-)
  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    That is a beauty!! Really nice work David!
  • Dave Valentine said:
    Beautifully shot David, nice use of dof. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family yesterday.
  • bradchiplin said:
    Love it David! Captured it perfectly.
  • SkattyKat said:
    very nice Dave, love it actually. - gorgeous light & detail.
    Oh to have such talent , one day maybe ...
    (I have seen fence posts posted on your stream before lol)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/xenedis] Might be a few in my stream.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/philrettke] Thanks Phil. Light was just right and a good backdrop. Completely straight out of the camera, didn't do anything to it beyond a RAW conversion in LR.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidvalentine] Thanks Dave. 'twas an excellent day out. :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradchiplin] Thanks Brad. Sometimes it's the simple things that appeal.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrine-carter] You're well on the road Kath, don't sell yourself short. :)
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Did you count all the red shipping containers up there? Crazy!!
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    Lovely DOF.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramisfirefly] Yeah that's a lot of roadside protection! See the waterfall behind them ?
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/hojucandy] Thanks Greg, just enough to isolate, but not too thin to lose the background.
  • looby88 said:
    lovely scenery behind rusting old fence, I can definitely remember photos like this in your stream, I sort of like photos like this myself
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Love these old fences myself, great job on this one David.
  • Simple Monkey said:
    It's very nice. Give me some inspiration next time
  • Hsin Tai Liu said:
    Wonderful Capture!!
  • Fotos EOS said:
    ...very nice shot !!!
  • Clarky the Lion said:
    I like it, I've shot there myself but this is different and well executed
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Indeed, there's something charming about old fences :-) Great shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] There's something about an old fence isn't there. I guess it shows that Man has been there, and been there a while, but also shows that in the grand scheme of things, these feeble attempts by Man to segment off nature are far from permanent. Or I could just be ready far too much into an old post ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/wombat44] Thanks :) Pays to look around when you're at a spot with an obvious composition.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/simple_monkey] Yep, always check what else is around before you wander back to the car. I spied a good collection of spiders too, but didn't have the right lens with me for that.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/hsintailiu] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/klausselke] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/brisbanerocks] I'd been meaning to stop here several times and never have. Was glad I did this time.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra_11] Indeed there is :)
  • KarremanPhotography.com said:
    Excellently composed!
  • C-wotisaw said:
    beautifully done
  • Stephen M Reid said:
    Great work David
  • allan_niels3n said:
    lovely vista, and technically excellent. well done
  • annsamhill said:
    oh yes I know this spot. looks like Mt. Castle up there. I enjoy that DOF as it makes the fence the focal point. nice detail on that post.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/karremanphotography] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcsherryimages] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/smreid] Thanks :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/allan_nielsen] Thanks Allan, 'tis a nice spot up there, glad I didn't notice the spiders on the walk in ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/annsam] Thanks. Yes it might be Mt Castle. I don't know that part of the range too well. It's looking northish from the eastern approach to Cunningham's Gap.
  • anoldent said:
    Don't fence me in...
  • ghis44free said:
    It's really beautiful.
  • maSnap said:
    Stunning shot David, I love the leading line of the fence and the blur of the mountains. I didn't actually walk over to get a shot, but this is the shot that I envisioned. Love it, I didn't think the blur would work on a landscape but it is superb. I cannot believe there is so much blur at f/7, is this because of the full frame? I don't seem to get this much on a cropped sensor. Top shot
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/anoldent] ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris44free] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/samuelsharpe] Partly full frame but even then really it's just physics. The subject is relatively close (compared to the background) and the focal length long, thus the background is blurred.